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How did the Russia we know today come to take shape? How did the Mongols make a lasting impact on the evolution of Russia? John Green discusses this history, including the nation's early separation from the Byzantine Empire and the reign of Ivan the Terrible in an engaging presentation.
Provide a historical context for the political unrest between Russia and Ukraine that began in late 2013. Learners review their prior knowledge and chronicle new understandings with a KWL chart, watch a video explaining the Ukrainian cultural divide, study the geography of the region, and read an article on the core factors responsible for the Ukrainian revolution. This is a great opportunity to illustrate the relevance of historical events in modern-day happenings!
Entitled American Studies, this small unit covers various topics related to the study of the United States. Learners warm up by creating a dictionary of democracy, then dive into three different lessons focused on government, famous Americans, and the Founding Fathers. This is a great social studies plan for preparing any third, fourth, or fifth grader for all future US history lessons.
In this Ukraine gas crisis learning exercise, students read the article, answer true and false questions, complete synonym matching, complete phrase matching, complete a gap fill, answer short answer questions, answer discussion questions, write, and more about the Ukraine gas crises. Students complete 10 activities total.
In this Ukraine instructional activity, students read the article, answer true and false questions, complete synonym matching, complete phrase matching, complete a gap fill, answer short answer questions, answer discussion questions, write, and more about Ukraine. Students complete 10 activities total.
Students examine the influence on Russian and Eastern European language, religion, art, and architecture by the Byzantine Empire. They define key vocabulary terms, listen to a lecture and participate in a class discussion, and label a map.
For this Russian Empire worksheet, students write about the Byzantine culture that developed in Russia. They then identify four key terms or people from this time.
In early March, 2014, Ukrainians braced for conflict as Russian troops moved into Crimea. After viewing a video interview with a Wall Street journalist at the location and reading a brief news article about the event, learners discuss the Russian occupation of Crimea and the responses of both residents and the city of Kiev. This is a great opportunity to further research the history of the region and/or to draw parallels to other similar historical events!
The fourth of five videos deals with the scale and the relative distances between planet, stars, and other galactic bodies.
Imagine being able to visit some of the most amazing sites in the world without leaving home. Tour Palymra, Machu Picchu, St Peter’s Basilica, and Kiev without spending a cent! With over 300 points of interest and 20,000 images, this interactive photo album is a must-have for the armchair traveler, for the classroom, for the global treker wanting to revisit a site, or for the bucket-lister planning a journey. Install a sense of adventure.
Students examine how the author tries to capture the reader's imagination immediately, through imagery--and hold on to it. They locate Ukraine on a world map and understand Lenin's role in the establishment of Russian communism and the former Soviet Union.
Students examine the use of imagery to hold a reader's attention in an excerpt from John Deever's memoir "Mr. John and the Day of Knowledge". They are introduced to background information about the Ukraine and create original imagery.
Students read and analyze newspaper accounts of Holocaust-related items in various WWII newspapers. They discuss the physical placement of Holocaust-related news items to other news items in the same paper.
Students evaluate how important it can be to speak a language other than their own. They analyze the role language plays in bridging cultural differences and compare their reasons and see if the class can reach a consensus on the question of whether learning another language is important.
Learners discover the musical achievements of Leonard Bernstein by viewing a slide-show.  In this music appreciation instructional activity, students identify Leonard Bernstein, his work on Broadway, and his other musical ventures by examining photographs of him.  Learners practice playing music in the same fashion Bernstein did.
Young scholars examine World War II through the use of literature. As a class, they brainstorm a list of words they relate to the war itself. In groups, they read various novels and view photographs showing the experiences of the Jews, British, Japanese and Germans throughout the war. They compare and contrast the various experiences to end the lesson.
Students use appropriate terms to reflect a working knowledge of the musical elements. Then they use terminology from music and other arts to analyze and compare the structures of musical and other artistic and literary works. Students also explore the genre of orchestral program music and describe through drawing a piece of music.
In this capitals of countries worksheet, students write the matching clue number by each capital and then locate and circle/highlight each of the thirty-six capitals in a word search puzzle.
For this grammar worksheet, students read the definition of adjectives, and about demonstrative, predicate, and proper adjectives. They copy sentences in which they identify the adjectives and the nouns they modify. They write the type of adjectives used in a set of sentences, and replace adjectives with those from a word bank. They complete a review and assessment page.
A lesson on architecture will help young artists consider perspective. Your class will use water colors to paint towers and turrets. You can connect this art lesson to famous buildings like the Taj Majal in India, Saint Basil's Cathedral in Moscow, and more!

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